Stacked Dwelling is a weekend house in Igatpuri, standing on a compact 360 sq m linear plot. The narrative unfolds against the majestic backdrop of the Sahyadris.
Project Name: Stacked Dwelling
Architecture Firm: DIG Architects
Firm Location: Vile parle east, Mumbai
Completion Year: 2021
Gross Built Area: 2500 sq.ft.
Project location: Igatpuri
Lead Architects: Ar. Amit Khanolkar & Ar. Advait Potnis
Photo credits: Sebastian Zachariah
Design Team: Ar. Advait Potnis, Ar. Amit Khanolkar, Ar. Subodh Pacharne, Ar. Pratha Bhagat, Ar. Fahim Khambati
The name is derived from the organisational strategy which orchestrates the interior spaces as two small houses placed on a platform, albeit cohesive in design vocabulary.
The home is oriented along the north-south axis, allowing shading through the day. The entrance is marked by a Nilgiri tree. A pool lies on the east; a patio to the west, the latter shielded from direct view by the staff quarters.
The ‘stacked’ concept is intensified through chromatic shifts on the elevation — the dark grey grounding the form; the whiteness adding buoyancy; and the yellow weaving in vibrancy and adding an architectural expression to the form.